Program on pre-term birth is the first inter-institutional program on maternal-infant health and spontaneous pre-term birth sciences in India funded by the Department under the Grand Challenge Program. The total cost of the project is Rs. 48.85crore for a period of 5 years.

The purpose of any regulation around Genetic Engineering and related modern biotechnology applications flows from the inherent risks and hazards associated with these technologies.
India does not have a separate statute to govern the regulation of GMOs in our food and farming systems. This means that we have only executive orders/rules under the Environment Protection


An Act to establish the National Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India and to regulate the research, manufacture, importation and use of products of modern biotechnology.